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March 23, 2012
Reston Association's Weekly Newsletter


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Reston's paths are one of the community's greatest joys. Set as your goal to explore all 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways winding throughout Reston's open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers.

Download Trail Maps


Reston Station

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is constructing a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system, which will be operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport. The extension will serve the Reston-Herndon area, the state's second largest employment concentration. It will provide a one-seat ride from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington. Click here for more information.

RA News includes information about association and other non-profit community events and programs. The free newsletter is sent to subscribers on Fridays. Items for submission must meet RA approval and are due on the Monday prior to publication.

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Reston Topics Video 

Click on the image above to learn about the 17th Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo. The event, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, is for children ages 5-12. 

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Welcome to Reston  

Reston Association will host a Newcomers' Night on Thursday, March 29 at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. Click here for more information.

Events, Programs and Community Announcements

Community Orchestra

Sunday, March 25

4 p.m.

Reston Community Center, Hunter Woods.


Featured performance of Baroque composers, including pieces by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. Admission is free. For more information, call 571-449-7095 or visit restoncommunityorchestra.org


2012 Spring Fling

Wednesday, March 28

7-9 p.m.

Reston Association, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive.

(Event is open to Neighborhood Association Board members only)
Join Neighborhood Association Board members and Reston Association staff as we gather to celebrate and honor award recipients in the following categories:

Neighborhood Association of the Year, Event of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Years of Service Award.


RSVP: Arlene Whittick at 703-435-6503 or arlene@reston.org.  


Living With Wild Neighbors 

Thursday, March 29

7-8 p.m.

Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.

Reservations required by March 26

$5/person RA Members, $8/person Non-members

For adults.

For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org .


Ever have a coyote saunter down your street, a woodpecker drum on your house, a snake slither in your garage or a squirrel nest in your attic? These are just a few of the issues we may have living in close proximity to wildlife. Join a Fairfax County wildlife biologist for a discussion of wildlife issues and what you can do to live harmoniously with our wild neighbors.  


Transportation Options Forum 

Saturday, March 31

9 a.m.-noon

Reston Community Center, Lake Anne.

Reston for a Lifetime will hold an interactive event that will feature residents, experts, providers and solutions to current and future transportation challenges. Learn how people get around Reston without driving. Click here for more information.

Kids' Trout Fishing Day
Saturday, March 31
8 a.m.-Noon.
Click here for information.

Lifeguard Class Information 

Registration open Monday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. for new lifeguards. Returning lifeguards can register for update classes now.
Online at www.reston.org or in person at our Member Services desk, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr.


Click here for course information.


Reston Association Aquatics is a proud provider of American Red Cross Health and Safety classes. 


Nature Unmasked 

Friday, April 13
7-8:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Reservations required by April 10.
$4/person RA members, $6/person non-members.
For all ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)
For reservations, please call 703-476-9689 or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.
Superstitious? Then don't miss this Friday the 13th night hike. Bring your flashlight to shine some light on the truth about bats, snakes, spiders and other misunderstood creatures. 

Get Involved by Volunteering at Reston Association
RA's volunteer program consists of members in our community working in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are RA's strongest line of communication with the community. Each year a diverse group of RA members donate thousands of hours to the association. Through their dedication and kindness, we are able to provide a wide range of high-quality programs, services and events that make Reston a great place to Live, Work, Play and Get Involved.   


Weed Warriors Project

Our native trees, ferns and wildflowers are under attack by invasive exotic plants like English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle and Bamboo. That is why we need warriors like you to join us in rescuing Reston's beautiful parkland from these aggressive plants.


Please spend a couple hours in our parkland protecting our forests every fourth Saturday of each month as we help restore Reston's forests to their natural state.


All projects: 10 a.m.-Noon.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants if you are allergic to poison ivy. RA will provide tools, gloves, snacks and water.


For more information, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Ha Brock, at ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986.

Reston's Arbor Day
Monday, April 9
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
Ages: Adults and children (ages 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult).

For more information, click here or contact Community Outreach Specialist, Ha Brock, at ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986.  

Potomac Watershed Cleanup

Saturday, April 14

9 a.m.-Noon

All ages welcome.


For locations and other information, click here or contact Community Outreach Specialist, Ha Brock, at ha@reston.org, 703-435-7986.

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA., 20191-3404 | 703-435-6530